Hi, my name is Sameer and I am extremely excited and honored to welcome you to the University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference. It is my pleasure and honor to introduce myself as your Chair of Sundiata & The Twelve Doors of Mali. I have had the honor to make some of my closest and most dear friends in both high school and university via my times as a Model UN delegate. I will take it as my duty to share these experiences and ensure that every delegate is blessed with the same opportunity that Model UN has continuously blessed me with throughout the years. I am currently a sophomore at the Wharton School. I am undeclared in my concententration, but am extremely passionate about the fields of finance, healthcare management, and public policy. I was born in Bombay, India and went to high school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where I enjoyed participating in debate and public-policy oriented clubs, in addition to also being a delegate at various Model UN conferences. I am also a member of the Intercollegiate Model UN Team (INTERCOL) at Penn, and an active member of the International Affairs Association. Apart from Model UN, I enjoy spending time with my family, skateboarding, making music, and playing jazz guitar. Our UPMUNC team this year has been working around the clock to make sure that this conference will be the best yet. We are all very excited to see everyone in November, and couldn’t be happier to host this conference. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about conference, committee, or anything in the middle!
Sincerely, Sameer Khan
My name is Moiz Ali Jehangir, and I’m very excited to be serving as the Crisis Director of Sundiata & the Twelve Doors of Mali at UPMUNC 53. I’m a junior at Penn from Lahore, Pakistan, and I’m majoring in International Relations, with minors in Economic Policy and South-Asia Studies. Outside of the classroom, I spend time traveling with Penn’s MUN team, hanging out with friends, and listening to X and J. Cole on repeat. I’m committed to making your delegate experience an ideal one, and running a committee that emphasizes substance/content above all else. Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you in Philly!
Sincerely, Moiz Ali Jehangir
In 1235, Sundiata, the ruling emperor of Mali, rose to power at a time when political, economic, and religious beliefs were uncertain. Sundiata began his reign by taking over the Twelve Doors, the kingdoms that were allied to Mali. With this conquest, the Mali Empire was established, opening up the possibility for economic prosperity through the expansion of gold and copper trade. However, differences in political and religious beliefs often led to disagreement between these provinces. As the Twelve Doors of Mali, rulers will advocate for their kingdom’s priorities in this alliance while also considering the success of the newly established empire. None
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